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BEN BANKS
  • 6-2, 170
  • Senior
  • Surrey, England (King Edwards School)

At Florida - (2000-01) Fired a 303 (+15) to finish 76th at the NCAA Championships...Shot a 222 (+6) at the NCAA East Regional to tie for 77th...Tied for 14th at the Atlanta Intercollegiate, firing a 218 (+2)...Tied for 54th at the US Collegiate Championship with a 231 (+15)...Shot a three roud total of 228 (+12) at the UNF Mercedes-Benz Collegiate to finish tied for 54th...Finished tied for 21st at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with rounds of 70-72-68 for a total of 210 (E)...Tied for 28th at the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational after carding rounds of 73-70-76--219 (+3)....Tied for 27th at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate with scores of 68-78-75--221(+5)... Carded rounds of 74-79-71 to finish at 8-over-par 224 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, good for a tie for 31st place...

(1999-2000) Had 10 rounds even or below par...Tied for 92nd at the NCAA East Regional after posting rounds of 71-82-81-234 (+21)...Finished tied for 52nd at the Atlanta Intercollegiate with rounds of 79-91-74 for a total of 28-over-par 244...Tied for 29th at the SEC Championships, posting rounds of 77-76-72 to finish at 9-over-par 225...Carded rounds of 67-76-80 to finish 37th, 7-over-par 223, at the U.S. Collegiate Championships...Shot 72-71-77 to tie for 39th at 4-over-par 220 at the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational...Fired rounds of 70-72-78 for a total of 4-over-par 220 and a tie for 46th place at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate...Carded rounds of 79-76-78 to finish at 17-over-par 233 and 55th place at the UNF Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship...Finished runner-up in the SunTrust Gator Invitational, only his second collegiate tournament...Had a three-stroke lead going into the final round, but Mississippi State's Alex Rocha fired a tournament-low 63 to take medalist honors...Fired rounds of 64-66-69 to finish at 11-under-par 199 and help the team take the tournament title in record fashion...Saw action in the first tournament of the season, The Preview Invitational, where he finished at 14-over-par...

(1998-99) Did not see any tournament action...

(1997-98) Joined the team as a walk-on...Did not see any tournament action.

Amateur Competition - Finished fourth at the 2000 Championship of Bath in July...Won the 1999 Championship of Bath...Qualified first for the Country Championships... Finished in the top-10 of the St. Million Open Amateur...Shot 71-73-67-70 to place in the top five at the Midland Youth's Championship...Finished fifth in the 1999 Royal St. George's Grand Challenge Cup...Finished fifth in County Colts Tournament...Placed in the top 10 at the Tilman Trophy...Member of the winning 1998 County Colts Team...Placed third at the 1997 U.K. Boys Championship...Was named to the Surrey First Team squad.

Prep - Competed at the King Edwards School in England.

Personal - Born March 4, 1978 in Wimbeldon...Enjoys sports and music...Lists Star Wars as his favorite movie...parents are Antony and Margaret Banks...majoring in English.


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